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Expand your summer reading list with these books

Students gather together to enjoy their favorite books, new and old.

By Alissa Li and Katie Clem

May 27, 2015

As summer rapidly approaches, students not only buckle down for the final stretch of school but they also begin to make plans for the upcoming break. Whether you find yourself sightseeing in Europe or simply lounging around at home, a book is sure to be good company. The Observer has picked out a couple...

The Go-to Summer Festivals of 2015

Firefly is one of the events you should attend on June 18th to 21st.

By Alissa Li, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, students will find themselves scrambling to get internships, find summer jobs and prepare for the next upcoming school year. However, it is summer after all. From music to cultural awareness, there are festivals of every kind all around the DC area for students to...

The Observer provides tips on celebrating “Galentine’s Day”

Parks and Rec's new holiday, Galentine's Day, allows people to enjoy time with their friends.

By Alissa Li, Observations editor

February 13, 2015

As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, single people cringe at the thought of stomaching another day of infatuated couples, saccharine chocolates and giant teddy bears.   However, right before that commercialized day comes the most underrated day of the year: Galentine’s Day. Originating...

Singer Jason Derulo wows crowd at Fillmore

Singer Jason Derulo performs some of his biggest hits for the crowd.

By Thomas Atkinson and Alissa Li

November 11, 2014

International pop star Jason Derulo performed Oct. 28 at the Fillmore alongside Becky G and Wallpaper. Derulo started his music career back in 2009 by writing songs for other musicians, and then released his debut single “Whatcha Say”, shooting him into the limelight. The concert was held at...

MCPS students march to close the achievement gap

MCPS students march to close the achievement gap

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

June 2, 2014

A sea of black and purple t-shirts flooded the streets of Rockville April 27, each shirt branded with the words “United Are We.” Students marched through the streets, raising awareness of the achievement gap and a program to combat it. The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) organized this march to...

National Honors Society

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

May 29, 2014

The following students were inducted into the National Honor Society May 12. Megan Armstrong Victoria Chang Kaitlin Cruz Michelle Dan Ana Faguy Katie Gauch Christina Hnatov Kyle Hwang Gil Jacobson Erik Johnson Carly Kabelac Elina Kapoor Danielle Kieffer Andy...

ASL Gallaudet Field Trip

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

May 28, 2014

CHS American Sign Language students visited Gallaudet University April 24 to have a hands-on experience in signing. Their sole method of communication was signing to each other and their guides at Gallaudet. “It was an amazing experience, and I was glad I went on this trip to see [how well we could...

Robotics Club excels

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

May 28, 2014

The Robotics Club continues to excel as it placed fourth in both the Double Elimination Rounds and the overall 2014 Greater DC Regional Botball Tournament. “Placing fourth this year was a big success for the club since it helped motivate and encourage next year’s participants to do better,”...

CHS Student Congress

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

May 28, 2014

Juniors Jordan Janis and Katie Kidney were selected to attend the 2014 Student Congress at the Henry Clay Center in Lexington, KY where they will attend a week-long program. The Student Congress only accepts 50 students: 16 from Kentucky, 32 from all other states and two from other foreign countries....

College Board makes much-needed changes to SAT

College Board makes much-needed changes to SAT

By Alissa Li and Madison Hurr

April 21, 2014

Three letters, one test. The SAT. For lucky test takers, this dreaded test that is imperative for college admissions is completing transforming in spring 2016. In early March, College Board announced that it will change the entire structure of the test that millions of students have been tirelessly prepa...

CHS alum gives lecture

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

April 11, 2014

Dr. Kevin Crutchfield, a ’79 CHS alumnus, gave a presentation to students April 3 about his research and background for treating head and neck injuries. Crutchfield, the team neurologist for the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and DC United, shared his methods and experiences with sports concussions.

2014 Scholastic Art Awards

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

April 11, 2014

Juniors Marisa Lu and Kelly Ervin earned national recognition in the 2014 Scholastic Art Awards as National Silver Key winners, and senior Emily Birnbaum earned recognition as a National Silver Key winner with distinction. Birnbaum will receive a scholarship of $1,500 for each year in college. All of...

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